NDO – A national symposium to celebrate the 140th birthday of former acting President Huynh Thuc Khang was held in Hanoi on September 23.
Organised by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the symposium saw the presence of Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education Vo Van Thuong; and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh
The symposium, entitled ‘Comrade Huynh Thuc Khang in the Vietnamese Revolution and his Hometown Quang Nam’, featured more than 20 speeches applauding the former acting President as a resilient and exemplary communist, an excellent leader of the Party and the State, and an undaunted revolutionary soldier of international communist movements.
Speaking at the symposium, Politburo member Thuong described Khang’s revolutionary life, personality and talent as a shining example of a soldier who devoted his whole life to the revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation.
The former acting President always put the interests of the Party, the national revolution, and the people first, embracing all hardships and making contributions to the revolutionary movement, he noted.
Huynh Thuc Khang (1876-1947) was born in Tien Canh commune, Tien Phuoc district of Quang Nam province.
He was the acting President of the nascent Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1946 and stood in for President Ho Chi Minh during his time in France for peace talks.
During his revolutionary life, he worked with other patriotic scholars such as Phan Chau Trinh and Tran Quy Cap to pioneer in the Duy Tan movement (1906-1908), which raised patriotism among the people from the North to South.
In 1927, he founded and served as editor-in-chief of Tieng Dan (Voice of the People), a newspaper run by patriotic scholars in central Thua-Thien Hue province. With his far-sighted vision and logical thought, he strongly condemned French colonial rule and the feudal regime.